Some habits are less about the benefits given and more about not dealing with the disadvantages of not doing them.
And how those lack of disadvantages give us more value over time.
Brushing and flossing your teeth might give you a clean and shiny smile, but that’s just a side effect. The advantages to dental hygiene are not having to deal with cavities (and the price tag that follows them) and, more importantly, protecting your teeth in the long run (so you still have them when you’re 70)
The same is true for many things:
- Stretching and rolling out your muscles before and after working out.
- Walking every day
- Cultivating a solid group of friends
- Investing and saving money
- Making your bed
- Saying yes to only the things that matter to you
Because you don’t realize how good you had it until it’s gone.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1097